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  • WCAG 2.1 Draft Published

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Dec 12, 2017 | 19:10 pm

    A draft of WCAG 2.1 that includes content through the latest CfCs accepted this week has been published. WCAG 2.1 adds new success criteria to expand coverage users of mobile devices, people with cognitive or learning disabilities, and people with low vision. Most success criteria are complete, but some are still under discussion. Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.0

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  • What's New in NVDA

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Dec 12, 2017 | 18:15 pm

    The popular free screen reader, NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), has released version 2017.4, which includes many fixes and enhancements to web support. This includes browse mode for web dialogs by default, better reporting of field group labels in browse mode, support for new Windows 10 technologies such as Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows 10 on ARM64, and automatic reporting of screen orientation and battery status. Please note that this version of NVDA no longer supports Windows XP or Windows Vista. Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Assistive Technology, Blind, Industry News, Low Vision, Screen Readers

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  • Keep it Simple

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Dec 5, 2017 | 16:27 pm

    Written by Evan Burnett Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Document Accessibility, How to Guides

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  • Android and iOS Gesture References

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Nov 28, 2017 | 13:38 pm

    Need a little help working with gestures when you turn on Talkback and Explore by Touch on your Android device? How about using gestures with VoiceOver in iOS? Here are a couple of reference sheets to help you handle those gestures like a pro:Talkback and Explore Gesture Reference VoiceOver Gesture Reference Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Android Accessibility, Assistive Technology, iOS Accessibility, Mobile Accessibility

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  • Google Looking to Remove Apps from Play Store that don’t Use Accessibility Service in a way that Helps People with Disabilities

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Nov 13, 2017 | 14:52 pm

    Google is requiring developers explain how their apps properly use Accessibility Service to help people with disabilities in order to keep their requests for Accessibility Services. Noncompliance will mean the removal of the app from the Play Store. This is separate from the effort to make an app conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines. Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Industry News, Mobile Accessibility

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  • IAP 2017-E5: Darren the Guide Dog

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Oct 31, 2017 | 18:53 pm

    IAP 2017-E5: Darren the Guide Dog IAP 2017-E5: Darren the Guide DogIn this episode:Co-host Mark Miller, who is sited, takes co-host Jeremy Curry’s guide dog, Darren, for a mismatched and confusing walk across a busy Chicago street. Learn a bit about the unique relationship between a guide dog and their owner through the story of this little misadventure. Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Blind, IAP Podcasts, Low Vision, People with Disabilities

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  • IAP 2017-E4: iPhoneX

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Oct 9, 2017 | 14:29 pm

    IAP 2017-E4: iPhoneX In this episodeJeremy and Mark have a fund discussion about the accessibility of the iPhoneX especially as it relates to the facial recognition feature.The Interactive Accessibility Podcast (IAP) is an entertaining approach to accessibility. We enjoy sharing our discussions on accessibility and how it relates to technology, real-life issues, information, businesses, and people with disabilities.Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Author: Mark Miller | Tags: Assistive Technology, Blind, IAP Podcasts, iOS Accessibility, Low Vision, Mobile Accessibility

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  • ITI has Updated the VPAT Report

    The Interactive Accessibility Site Feed Oct 5, 2017 | 13:49 pm

    The VPAT form has been updated to incorporate the revised Section 508 ICT accessibility standards. The standards were revised earlier this year on January 18th. The original 1.3 version of the VPAT will remain available until January 18th 2018. However, ITI recommends the use of the new VPAT 2.0 over the original version. Author: Mark Miller | Tags:

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